Unique Architecture, Unique Design, Walking Distance To The Beach
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
Max guests: 6
Beautiful home and amazing service
This is a truly special property. I stayed with my two daughters (ages 9 and 11) my nephew (age 10) and my brother and sister in law. The property was perfect for us. The entire house had incredible views and was impeccably maintained. Savoula, the housekeeper, treated us like family and was attentive to every detail, even bringing us fresh bread every morning. George, who greeted us upon arrival, made our stay perfect, recommending restaurants and a day cruise which the whole family enjoyed. He maintains a beautiful garden on the property, in addition to the olive grove, and you can smell and sample the variety of herbs in your kitchen. They also helped make my daughter's birthday celebration very special, thank you George! If you want a perfect vacation in Chania, walking distance to the beach, with warm and friendly service, this is your rental. Don't bother looking anywhere else.
Wonderful Owners/caretakers for a Beautiful Villa!!
Our stay at Olea in November was simply wonderful! Although not exactly beach weather, we were determined to take advantage of the sunshine and spent lots of time on the patio, the little beach down the street and took a quick dip in the beautiful sea. The villa was spotless and gorgeous with fabulous views but what made our stay most enjoyable was the hospitality and friendliness of George, Alex and Vicki. They were so very accommodating! Vicki brought us delicious warm treats on more than a few occasions. We hired the chef that was recommended and the food was so good that we asked him to come back again for our last night. Again, the food was outstanding! Thank you so much George, Alex & Vicki for all you did to make this such a wonderful vacation. Cheers from Mary Ann, Rob, Emily & Mike in Rhode Island, USA
We spent a week at Villa Olea over Greek Orthodox Easter weekend and we had a wonderful time. The weather was beautiful and the stunning scenery around the villa was breathtaking. The Villa itself is one of two architecturally designed buildings of stone, glass, wood and metal with eating and relaxing areas inside and outside. The bedrooms were spacious with very comfortable beds and all with their own bathrooms. The upper floor bedroom had views overlooking the bay of Loutraki and the White Mountains.... deep azure sea and olive groves through one window and snowy peaks through the other. Magical.
Our son had one of the ground floor bedrooms and each morning sat quietly on his own private balcony drinking coffee. The games room was well equipped with X box and a library of dvds.
Each day our villa was serviced by the lovely housekeeper but with respect to our privacy and the owner, on hand and checking daily that we were happy and everything was working well.
On Easter morning we were presented with a traditional pastry , hot from the owner’s wife and the following day, a tray of tasty Crete treats including feta and spinach parcels arrived!
The hot tub was a big hit and was used everyday at least twice. Bubbling jets soothes our limbs whilst we feasted with our eyes on the magnificent view. The infinity pool had a children’s section and a deeper section for those who enjoy a plunge.
For us, privacy, peace and quiet and a great location for touring around are the key elements. Villa Olea gave us all those things and much much more. We highly recommend this property and the owners. Please do go and experience this gentle and beautiful Cretan way of life. Thank you so much for your hospitality!
Best Greek holiday ever!
All the reviews say everything about the villa it is really that good. The little beach down below is lovely, the local tavern below the villa is great and there is a local bus four times a day that takes you round to Marathi on into Chania to save the hassle of parking. Giorgios and Vicky are wonderful and take great care of you but are not intrusive. So if you want a relaxing holiday with absolutely no hassles,, except the problem of having to leave, then I absolutely recommend this villa and we will book it again.
Thanks again to Giorgios, Alex and Vicky for making our stay so memorable.
Absolutely fantastic stay - it's not cheap but was worth it. The villa was breathtaking with striking architecture and a wonderful mixture of glass, stone and wood. Felt very spacious and lots of space for indoor or outdoor dining/relaxing etc. Loved the infinity pool (and the views from it) and the hot tub was a surprise hit with our warm-water loving baby. Just a short walk (less than 5 mins) from a lovely little cove which was peaceful and great for long swims in the sea. Short drive to a bigger village with some lunch options. Alex, George and Vicky were all great - responsive, helpful and very nice. There were lots of much appreciated extra touches like welcome bottle of wine, tons of delicious herbs/salts/peppers, fresh bread daily, eggs from Vicky's own chickens and the most delicious pie baked by George's wife. The grounds are wonderful too - beautiful gardens, loads of flowers, tons of herbs that you are able to help yourself to for cooking. Thank you for such a great trip!
It is also worth visiting some old and historic monasteries: the Monastery of Agia Triada (Trinity) built in 17thcentury, the Monastery of Gouverneto of 16th century, the Monastery of Agios Ioannis (Saint John) of 7th century, which is the oldest in Crete.
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Hi! My name is Alex. My family and I own three stunning villas that have received over the years more than 150 five-star online reviews by visitors worldwide: The Olea Villas and the Olea Prime. We acknowledge how important your holiday is and thus our first priority is to provide only the best possible experience to our guests. We will be more than happy to host you in our villas and to show you the unique "Olea experience". Thank you.
Why Alex chose Marathi
Architecture: -------------------- Olea Villas are designed by one of the most famous architects in Crete using local materials of wood, stone and glass combined with traditional yet modern craftsmanship. They are an architectural delight featuring airy rooms with large windows bringing nature to you. The pastel interiors mix simple elegance and beautiful design with comfort and luxury. Unique Location: --------------------------- Loutraki is a small cove on the southern tip of the Akrotiri peninsula in Chania. It gives you the feeling that you are so far away from the city but at the same time so close to it. Protected from strong winds, it’s a quaint sandy beach great for everyone. Apart from Loutraki beach, there are a few to visit in Marathi Bay. It is the perfect location for your relaxing, peaceful, getaway vacation. By The Beach: ---------------------- Within walking distance from Olea Villas a sandy beach with crystal clear turqoise waters awaits you. Enjoy your swim or have a Greek salad at the seaside restaurant or if you feel adventurous, explore the cove with SUP. Furthermore, Marathi Bay is located only 1.8km from Olea, with the option of three amazing beaches for you to explore or to discover the local gastronomy at the beachside tavernas.